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Keeping Florida beautiful, forever

In 2010, Environment Florida fended off a proposal to build a 21-acre "corporate park" over protected wetlands bordering the Everglades in Broward County. We also helped win federal funding for restoration projects in Picayne Strand and the Tamiami Trail. The next step? Preserving 1 million acres of vulnerable land across the state, from the Keys to the Panhandle.

Report | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Shalefield Stories

Across the country, fracking is contaminating drinking water, making nearby families sick with air pollution, and turning forest acres into industrial zones. We believe it is vital for the public to hear directly from people living on the frontlines of fracking, and so Environment America Research & Policy Center is supporting the Shalefield Stories project—a booklet designed and published by local activists where people impacted by fracking tell their stories, in their own words.

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News Release | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Environment Florida Releases New Booklet of Personal Stories from Residents on the Frontlines of Fracking as EPA Hearing Nears

TAMPA, Fla. — As the debate over fracking mounts in Florida, residents on the frontlines of fracking in Pennsylvania today recounted their stories of illness, water contamination, and damage to their livelihoods due to dirty drilling operations. Environment Florida Research & Policy Center released the residents’ Shalefield Stories as the latest evidence for rejecting fracking near the Everglades or anywhere in the Sunshine State.

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News Release | Environment Florida

President Obama Vows to Protect Future Generations from Climate Change

TAMPA, Fla. – In response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Jennifer Rubiello, field assocate with Environment Florida, delivered the following statement:

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Report | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Fracking by the Numbers

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States. As fracking expands rapidly across the country, there are a growing number of documented cases of drinking water contamination and illness among nearby residents. Yet it has often been difficult for the public to grasp the scale and scope of these and other fracking threats.

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News Release | Environment Florida

Fracking by the Numbers: New Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Report First to Quantify Threat of Gas Drilling

NAPLES, Fla. -  A new Environment Florida Research and Policy Center report, “Fracking by the Numbers,” measures the damage being done by dirty drilling across the country. As state and national agencies consider fracking permits in Florida, the report is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date— including toxic wastewater, water use, chemical use, air pollution, land damage and global warming emissions.

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